Sadr bloc of losing forces: No power sharing this time

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Shafaq News / The Sadrist bloc, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, commented on Sunday on the movement of the losing political forces in the October elections, hoping to gain time to rearrange matters and participate in forming the next government, while indicating that its political vision has changed and will not accept quotas and sharing. power this time.

The Sadrist bloc, headed by al-Sadr, topped the results of the Iraqi legislative elections that took place on October 10, with 73 parliamentary seats, according to the preliminary announcement of the results by the Electoral Commission.

An informed source told Shafaq News Agency, “The political forces that lost in the elections are seeking to block Al-Sadr’s path and prevent him from forming the government in various ways, the first of which is adhering to the demands of re-counting and sorting manually for all electoral stations.”

The source stated, “If these demands are taken, and despite their violation of the law, the manual counting process will take more than 8 months, which is a sufficient period to redraw a loving scenario that rearranges matters,” noting that “there are surprises coming from all parties objecting to the election results.” or believe in it.

For his part, the former MP and leader of the Sadrist movement, Riyad Al-Masoudi, said in a statement to Shafak News Agency, “Re-counting and manual counting of all stations, centers and electoral districts in all governorates needs to be enacted.”

Al-Masoudi added, “The adherence to this option by the coalitions and the non-winning blocs is a political issue par excellence.”

And Article 76 of the Iraqi constitution, according to Al-Masoudi, states, “The President of the Republic assigns the largest bloc in number to form the government (the Sadrist movement), stressing that “the Shiite political parties, according to the equation of the components, will be (the head of government) for the (Shiite component) meaning (the Sadrist movement). “.

He pointed out that “the Sadrist bloc has a new political vision that differs from the previous one based on quotas and power-sharing, which it does not believe in.” “.

Al-Masoudi continued, “The political parties or parties that do not want to participate in the government should go towards reforming the political process through the portal of understandings and real work in the House of Representatives.”

The leader of the Sadrist movement suggested that political forces that did not obtain seats that suited their ambitions would go to “create a kind of instability in the political process or work to bring down the government, inflaming the street or being bullied by external forces.”

Al-Masoudi continued, “The government is part of the political process, not the whole political process, and that the main axis in the political process is the Iraqi parliament, and the understanding of political forces on real oversight, legislation and real representation of the people or the voters who have given their confidence to their representatives.”

He noted that “the political forces that did not obtain seats wish to participate in the government regardless of the number of seats, and this means that the political forces do not believe that there is a new political map after each election, and from here it becomes clear the reasons why some parties adhere to the demands of manual counting and sorting.”

It is noteworthy that well-known political parties have declared their fear of forming a Sadrist government, for fear of al-Sadr’s direct intervention in its administration, as well as their fear of arranging a specific order to reopen corruption files and the consequences that follow.

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